Matt Zoller Seitz Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz
Matt Zoller Seitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture, New York Times,, Newark Star-Ledger, New York Press,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 94% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Everything a fan could want from a Star Wars film and then some.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
2/4 90% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) What's onscreen here is often so very busy that The Rape of Recy Taylor turns into a parody of a certain mindset in American documentary filmmaking.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/4 97% Coco (2017) This film is a classic.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
2.5/4 48% Porto (2017) Less than meets the eye and ear.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League adds wit, invention, color and warmth as it goes along, a strategy befitting a story about characters (and a world) waking up from emotional sleep and learning to take risks and care again.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
.5/4 37% I Love You, Daddy (2017) The movie version of a pervert in a raincoat flashing you, deftly enough that you aren't sure you saw what you saw.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2.5/4 74% No Stone Unturned (2017) No Stone Unturned at times veers close to a rant.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) A close-but-no-cigar film, but so enjoyable for the most part, and so modest in its aims, that its disappointments aren't devastating.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/4 76% Thank You for Your Service (2017) An involving and often wrenching drama.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/4 95% One of Us (2017) This is complex and often explosive subject matter, and in examining it, the excellent team of Ewing and Grady tread as carefully as they can.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/4 83% Marshall (2017) It pays attention to issues of racial, religious and gender discrimination without wavering from its main objective: giving us an entertaining film about a couple of guys who are in way over their heads.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/4 92% Walking Out (2017) The film works best as a simple tale of a 'civilized' person's immersion in the natural world, conveyed through scenes of physical struggle.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
1.5/4 5% Flatliners (2017) A fabulous idea for a movie, but unfortunately Flatliners represents the second failed attempt to do it justice.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
4/4 98% Lucky (2017) The humblest deep movie of recent years, a work in the same vein as American marginalia like Stranger Than Paradise and Trees Lounge, but with its own rhythm and color.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2.5/4 34% American Assassin (2017) American Assassin is not what it pretends to be.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
4/4 88% First They Killed My Father (2017) A rare film about a national tragedy told through the eyes and mind of a child, and as fine a war movie as has ever been made.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
3/4 96% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) [An] endearing shaggy dog of a documentary.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/4 98% Trophy (2017) A brilliant, maddening, necessary movie.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3.5/4 100% Dolores (2017) Huerta is such a commanding figure, and the array of historical footage marshalled on behalf of her story is so impressive, that the film makes a strong impression.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
1.5/4 37% Leap! (2017) Félicie deserves better. So does dance.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 77% Crown Heights (2017) Crown Heights is a pretty good movie about a great subject: the sheer backbreaking labor necessary to force the system to even acknowledge a terrible injustice, much less make it right.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/4 82% Patti Cake$ (2017) The movie's documentary instincts are much sharper than its drama and ultimately much more memorable. Its sense of place and uniformly superb performances make it worth seeing, and maybe ultimately singing along with.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) A precision-tooled entertainment made by experts, and sometimes more than that. Watching it is like finding money in the pocket of a coat that you haven't worn in years.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/4 99% Whose Streets? (2017) A movie that doesn't merely tell a gripping, important story, but reminds us that the storyteller and the storytelling matter just as much.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2/4 13% A Family Man (2017) Not great, not terrible, mostly bearable, occasionally insufferable; you might watch it all the way through if you were tucked into a blanket on a couch and weren't so thirsty, hungry or in need of a bathroom break that you felt compelled to get up.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3.5/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) It deserves to be seen and argued about. They don't make them like this anymore. Never did, really.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
1/4 17% Wish Upon (2017) The best thing you can say about it is that the acting is alright, there are a few decently executed moments of nastiness, the whole thing is in focus and you can understand what's being said.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2.5/4 81% The Rehearsal (2016) A sensitive, thoughtful, often provocative movie that nevertheless feels like a missed opportunity.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
4/4 90% A Ghost Story (2017) I loved everything about it, including the scenes I wasn't sure how to take.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/4 96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) A fine-grained (no photography pun intended) look at the way that the development of an artist's style is usually intertwined with the technology and materials that she chooses to embrace.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3.5/4 86% Okja (2017) A work of melancholy enchantment, by turns sweet, raucously funny, scary and sad, and -- in the manner of all good science fiction movies -- thought-provoking.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
2.5/4 68% Cars 3 (2017) Despite its lack of originality, as well as its lackadaisical storytelling and world building, it satisfies in that amiably weird way that only a Cars film can.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3.5/4 86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) They've preserved Pilkey's exuberant drawing style as well as his understanding of what sort of humor is guaranteed to make young kids laugh until their sides hurt.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2/4 67% Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017) Unfortunately, Lucy Walker's "Buena Vista Social Club: Adios" plays more like a well-intentioned but unsatisfying addendum to Wenders' movie and Cooder's recording.‐
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/4 92% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) As gripping as the movie is as a legal thriller, it's even more notable as a portrait of a community.‐
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/4 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) This is the third best Alien movie after the first two, but don't be surprised if repeat viewings kick it up a notch.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
1.5/4 29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Ritchie keeps rushing us along for two hours, as if to make absolutely certain that we never have time to absorb any character or moment, much less revel in the glorious, cheeky ridiculousness of the whole thing.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (2017) Having announced in its very first scene that it isn't hung up on being a traditional mystery, Handsome goes on to prove that it's not all that interested in being a coherent movie, either.‐
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
3.5/4 100% Rodney King (2017) It's worth seeing because of its engrossing story, which is filled with odd details you probably haven't heard before ... and for the skill with which the story has been told.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
1.5/4 16% The Circle (2017) This is one of those movies that has nothing and everything wrong with it. It's frustrating in a singular way.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
2/4 67% Free Fire (2017) Free Fire is neither the best nor the worst of the Tarantino wannabes; at its worst, it's tediously unoriginal, and at its best, it's funny and reasonably involving.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Hunnam's performance is charming and lived in, easily the best work he's ever done, and scene for scene, this is a splendid film.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3.5/4 80% Colossal (2017) The entire cast is quietly superb and the movie always knows exactly what it is and what it wants to say.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
100% Louis C.K.: 2017 (2017) A lot of this material is hilarious, but it's hard not to be struck by how dire much of it is.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
2.5/4 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Power Rangers is earnest and it has a good heart. There should be more movies like it, only better-made.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/4 42% Song to Song (2017) It's a brainy concept album made up of B-sides and filler. The musicianship is superb but the songs needed work.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 86% Burning Sands (2017) You definitely come away from the experience with very mixed feelings about what you've seen and how it was presented, which feels just about right for a story like this one.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) A half-magnificent, half-misguided example of a 'show me the monster' movie.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2.5/4 25% Table 19 (2017) It's worth seeing for its performances, though-in particular Merchant's. His ostrich walk and deadpan line deliveries are a continual source of delight.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/4 69% Contemporary Color (2017) It's more visceral than intellectual, more about rhythm and texture than imparting facts. If you decide to go where it's taking you, you'll enjoy it.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017